Fire southeast of Madelia takes hog farm

Fire southeast of Madelia takes hog farm

MADELIA, Minn. (KEYC) — Crews respond to a barn fire southeast of Madelia Thursday afternoon.

According to Madelia Fire Chief Ryan Visher, the fire started in a hog barn just before 12 p.m., sending a smoke cloud south of town.

Several units were affected, and 60 hogs died as a result.

The fire is believed to have started in a dryer, but the fire chief says they are waiting for confirmation from the State Fire Marshal.

Assisting agencies included Madelia Fire, Lewisville, Lake Crystal and Vernon Center.

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